Tuesday, August 24, 2010


Our YOE theme for July was snails:-)
I thought I'd show you what I made for my partner.

It took me a while to come up with this idea using felt and ribbon - I was ultimately very happy with just how cute he looked once he was finished.

Next, was this little amigarumi snail, that I decided to turn into a pin cushion for her. I glued a little circular magnet to the underside of his tail. This ended up serving 2 purposes - it weighted him down (he no longer took a nose dive every time I put him down), and it stuck pretty nicely onto a sewing machine .... no running away for this little snail!!!

Then one of my most favorite things I've made in a while (I intend making one for our family at some point) - this little decoupage bird house. I saw the idea on a website - I wrote the web address down before we left to go overseas ...... do you think I can find it now!!!!I bought one of those wooden bird houses you can get at Hobby Lobby. I then pulled out my paint, some scrapbook papers and the Mod Podge, and got to work. I put a final coat of waterproof sealant over it, so hopefully the birds in her garden will use it for many years to come:-)

Our August theme is the octopus, so I'm busily working on getting this little creature put together:-) I;m also busy putting together Alice in Wonderland and Back To The Future themed apron and swap packages - busy, busy, busy:-)
Until next time - keep crafting!!!!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

WE'RE BACK......

Home again...... Home again...... after a long flight and 3 hours getting through the Immigration process - enough said!!!!!

Now it's time to switch to "Back To School" mode:-)
I'm off to scavenge some school supplies today - yes, I think scavenge is the perfect word, after all who in their right mind leaves buying these things until the day before school starts? You just know that it's going to require Walmart, Target and any other shop carrying such items to pull this one off:-)

We had a lovely time in the UK - wow, how I miss all the family already. My biggest wish would be for us all to live close enough together again (the same continent would do!!!!), so that Girl and Boy child could grow up knowing what it's like to have grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins within easy reach.

I can't wait to get back to my craft room - I have a lot of catching up to do, and a head full of ideas:-) So come back soon and we'll enjoy visiting again, perhaps with a cup of tea ..... and by then I should have some crafty goodness posted for you to see:-)

If your kiddos start school soon ..... I hope they have a fantastic year. We will be taking on the challenge of Middle School, as Girl Child enters that new phase of her life tomorrow:-)